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Create Space for Conscious Creativity

August 3, 2016

zen-970477_640From the earliest times, sages and mystics have shared an abundance of secrets for waking up to our true nature and becoming fully conscious.

Even the simple yet timeless technique of paying attention to the flow of the breath in and out of our body is a powerful way to still the chatter of our everyday mind and open the way for deeper levels of awareness to arise.

As we increasingly open to there being more to life than meets the eye, we discover a naturally occurring creative impulse that seeks expression in the world.

Making space for a conscious approach to expressing this creative impulse leads us to discover our true calling and make the contribution we’re here to make. Ultimately we reap the full rewards of conscious and creative living as our lives become an authentic reflection of our soul.

What is conscious creativity?

Conscious creativity is a combination of self-realization (conscious) and self-expression (creativity). It’s a holistic way to align ourselves with the creative flow of life and validate the inclination we all have for authentic self-discovery and expression.

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Last chance to apply for the 2014 Conscious Writing Scholarship

March 6, 2014

The Conscious Writing Scholarship is an extension of the six month Conscious Writing Mentoring series and offers one successful applicant a whole six months of coaching, consultancy and mentoring completely FREE!

As a coach and mentor, my speciality is to bring deep intuitive insight to open the way for people to discover their true nature, access their authentic voice, and to write – and express their calling in the world – consciously and creatively.

The Scholarship is designed for writers who feel inspired to make a positive difference in the world with a non-fiction bias (which includes “memoirs with a message”) who are:

  • open to new possibilities and appreciate the value of a holistic approach to writing and authorship;
  • willing to take their content, their writing, and themselves as writers to a deeper level than ever before;
  • interested in exploring the core of their creative soul to discover their authentic voice – on the page and in the world.

The Scholarship begins in April and completes six months later in September. Mentoring sessions will be scheduled individually with successful applicants.

The deadline to submit your application is
WEDNESDAY 12 MARCH

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Filed under: IACCW Announcements — Julia @ 8:30 am

Confident Creating

May 13, 2013

I am delighted to introduce this guest article from IACCW Expert Eric Maisel. Enjoy!

If you want to live a creative life and make your mark in some competitive art field like writing, film-making, the visual arts, or music, and if at the same time you want to live an emotionally healthy life full of love and satisfaction, you need an intimate understanding of certain key ideas and how they relate to the creative process.

One key idea is that you must act confidently whether or not you feel confident. You need to manifest confidence in every stage of the creative process if you want to get your creative work accomplished. Here’s what confidence looks like throughout the creative process.

Stage 1. Wishing

‘Wishing’ is a pre-contemplation stage where you haven’t really decided that you intend to create. You dabble at making art, you don’t find your efforts very satisfying, and you don’t feel that you go deep all that often. The confidence that you need to manifest during this stage of the process is the confidence that you are equal to the rigors of creating. If you don’t confidently accept the reality of process and the reality of difficulty you may never really get started. (more…)

How to Strengthen Your Writing With Silence

April 8, 2013

“Let us be silent, that we may hear the whispers of the gods.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Silence is one of the most significant components of the creative writing process. It is the alpha and omega of Conscious Writing, and invites readers into the essence of the stories you are telling and the ideas you are sharing.

Writing with silence leads to active participation from your readers who use their imagination to complete the picture your words are painting in the most meaningful way for them as individuals.

Powerful writing is punctuated with silence that creates space for your readers to experience the living reality beyond and through your words. As a result, your writing has immense depth and a memorable impact.

“He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.” Elbert Hubbard

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IACCW Member Event: The Role of the Divine Feminine in the Creative Writing Process

July 26, 2012

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Andrew Harvey believes that the survival of humanity depends upon the fullest possible restoration of the powers, passions, and glories of the Divine Feminine.

The Divine Feminine also has a central role in the creative writing process. Writers who embrace this can experience for themselves the transformative power of the Divine Mother.

In this interview, Andrew will:

  • share his overall vision of writing as a form of yoga of the Mother
  • offer 3 simple practices to still the mind and open the heart to her presence and passion to inspire the writing process
  • read 3 key sections from the great sacred texts of the Hindu, Buddhist and Christian traditions that he uses throughout his writing day to perfume his mind and words with her fragrance.

Andrew Harvey is an internationally acclaimed poet, novelist, translator, mystical scholar, and spiritual teacher. He has written over 20 books and has taught at many of the most prestigious universities and spiritual centers in the world. He was the subject of the 1993 BBC film documentary The Making of a Modern Mystic, and is the Founder of the Institute for Sacred Activism. For more information visit, www.andrewharvey.net

Date: Thursday 2nd August Time: 16:00 BST / 11:00 EST

Want to listen to this teleseminar interview for free but not yet an IACCW member?

Find out about how to do so and discover the other benefits of becoming a member of the International Association of Conscious & Creative Writers (IACCW) by clicking here …

Filed under: IACCW Events — Julia @ 9:56 am

IACCW Member Event: Free Your Inner Voice as an Author

January 26, 2012

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Finding your true voice is high on the priority list for most authors. The written word may well be the first love of writers. Yet the power of your voice unlocks the alignment of head and heart to deliver your words with impact and authenticity.

In this inspirational interview, you will learn how to:

  • Find your “key note” to attract the people, places and possibilities that naturally harmonize with you.
  • Discover your place in the “Universal Orchestra of Life”.
  • Start your voice journey and discover how chanting can transform your daily experience.
  • Use your voice as a key to experiencing bliss as you engage in the creative writing process.
  • Explore the healing power of sound vibration as a pathway for general well being.

Nikki Slade is one of the leading pioneers in the field of voice and sound work in the UK. As founder of Chemistry at Work, she offers individual and group Voicework to a wide range of clients including coaches, entrepreneurs, CEO’s, performers, producers, directors, singers, prison inmates, addicts and the general public.

After an inspiring awakening in 1989, Nikki’s life took a profound turn that changed the course of her work and her life. Nikki has recorded three highly acclaimed CD’s and has contributed to several transformational books including The Wealth Garden. She is currently working on her book Free the Inner Voice. For more information, visit www.nikkislade.com

Date: Thursday 2nd February Time: 16:00 GMT / 11:00 EST

Want to listen to this teleseminar interview for free but not yet an IACCW member?

Find out about how to do so and discover the other benefits of becoming a member of the International Association of Conscious & Creative Writers (IACCW) by clicking here …

Filed under: IACCW Events — Julia @ 11:09 am

Fire Up Your Imagination to Write

July 25, 2011

2011-07-15 21.45.20Most writers know the feeling of creative abundance. The energy of it sparkles, ideas are plentiful, there is a natural sense of infinite possibility and a real clarity of focus.

Yet how often is that feeling fully present? For many writers, the answer to that question is not often enough!

We forget that putting energy out to the world on a constant basis means that we need to replenish our inner creative well regularly. Unless we do so, we end up having to write despite feeling depleted just to get our writing done.

Even if we understand the importance of nurturing our creative soul, other commitments and priorities – real or imagined – frequently take precendence.

Breaking through onto a new level of creative abundance with your writing requires a conscious choice to fan the flames of your creative fire. So how do you fire up your imagination to write?

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Filed under: Articles — Julia @ 12:26 pm

How Balance Supports You to Succeed as an Author

June 28, 2010

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There are 7 Core Principles underlying the success of every conscious and creative writer. These principles are all about accessing the right state of consciousness and applying the right mindset to your writing, and to all activities relating to your authorship, for the best results at every level.

The fourth core principle is Balance and refers to the point of equilibrium between opposites such as yin and yang, being and doing, receiving and giving, stillness and action.

Each carries the seed of its opposite and perfect balance is found when you embrace the paradox that both can be simultaneously true! So there is a sense of release in every stretch, giving in the act of receiving and stillness at the core of action.

Confucius explained that “It is easy to go to extremes: it is hard to stand firm in the middle.” Yet finding the Middle Way is one of the secrets to unlocking the greatest potential for achieving long term success as an author in the world.

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